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Dakshnamoorthy Temple

Significance

Significance

Lord Dakshinamurthy generally has his place on the wall around the main Lord Shiva Shrine. But, this is the temple at has Lord Dakshinamurthy as presiding deity faces south. The main entrance leads Lord Guru sannidhi which is five feet statue of Lord Dakshinamurthy actually situated in the outer wall of the Kailasnathar Sannidhi along side. The Panchaloka idol of Lord Dakshinamoorthy is also an exquisite as the Granite one. The deity is seen seated on the Mount Kailash where the Sanakathi sages are performing penance. There are shrine for Lord Kailasanathar, Goddess Akilandeswari and Lord Chandana Kumkuma Govinda. Lord Vishnu graces from a separate shrine facing west corner. A Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva here with his hymns, the place was originally called Govinda Padi and later, changed as Govinda Vadi later.
 
Temple Festival
 
Auspicious Festival Maha Sivarathri in the month of February, Thirukarthigai in the month of November, kanda Sasti in the month of November, Jupiter transit days, Tamil New Year in the month of April are celebrated in this temple.

About

About

Dakshinamurthy temple is located in Govindavadi, Taminadu. The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with delightful entrance 'Rajagopuram'. Lord Dakshinamurthy another form of Lord Shiva is the presiding deity for the Planet Jupiter. The planet Jupiter shifts from one Zodiac sign to the next once in a year and great influence on the welfare of the people. Another important aspect that devotees, whose marriage proposals face delay because of the influence of Rahu, Ketu or Angaragan are allowed to perform abhishekam to the Goddess Naga Kanni placed at the north west corner of the temple.
 
As per legacy, Lord Shiva came here with his consorts Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhoomadevi, had a bath in a holy spring here and began penance. Lord Shiva appeared before Lord Vishnu, taught Lord Shiva Mantars and initiated for the Pujas. As Lord Shiva appeared before Lord Vishnu as Lord Guru, he is a worshipped here as Lord Daskshinamurthy. Another legacy, Lord Dakshinamurthy is said to have appeared before one of his ardent devotees, Thandavarayar, a resident of Govindavadi and bestowed on his grace and the scared ash.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't

Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
 
Don't s:
  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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